Workshop Series

Join us for an interactive and informative workshop series geared towards helping students and their families prepare to reach goals of educational excellence and career achievement. Sessions are free and open to the public, and attendance at all workshops is not required. Register today and refer-a-friend!

2022 Workshop Series

Career Exploration Workshop​

May 12, 2022 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Speaker(s): Guidance Counselor; Academic Advisor

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Career Exploration Workshop

This workshop will provide you with resources to explore career interests, opportunities that align with your identified skills, interests, work values and personality characteristics, and discover college majors that align with specific career choices.

Are you Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math?

June 15, 2022 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Speaker(s): Minority Engineering Program (Purdue), Black Data Processors Association

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Are you Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math?

Did you know that according to the Pew Research Center, “African Americans only represent 9% of STEM workforce?” Students who are interested in STEM need exposure to these subjects in order to cultivate their skills and knowledge. During this workshop, participants will receive the opportunity to interact with Black STEM Professionals to learn about careers in STEM. 

The Importance of an Internship

July 13, 2022 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Speaker: CLD Program Coordinator-Internship and Mentoring; Academic Advisor; Internship Host Site Partner.

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The Importance of an Internship

Internships are a proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills, and experience while establishing important connections in the field. Interns are expected to demonstrate professional behavior at all times during the internship experience. During this workshop, students will learn what an internship is, its importance to their future career, basic business decorum and the CLD Internship and Career Readiness Program.

Effective Scholarship and Admission Essays

July 26, 2022 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Speaker: College Partner Admissions Counselors, Marian Writing Center

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Effective Scholarship and Admission Essays

This workshop guides participants through preparing and revising a successful college admission or scholarship essay. During the workshop, you will receive guidelines of the essay requirements and how to craft a compelling and concise essay.

College Application Process

August 10, 2022 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Speaker: College Partner Admissions Counselors; College Recruiters

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College Application Process

Preparing for college has quite a few vital steps that have serious time restraints. When should you apply to college? What are the main segments of the college application? When should you schedule a campus visit? This session will provide you the opportunity to speak with a college admissions counselor who will guide you on completing online college applications.

Private High School Application Process

September 7, 2022 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Speaker(s): Private High School Partners

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Private High School Application Process

Center for Leadership Development (CLD) will be hosting an information session that inform participants of the process to apply for private high schools including, but not limited to: interviews, entrance exams, and application process. Staff will also discuss resources and strategies of how to be a successful student. Participants will also receive information about scholarships through CLD’s private high school partners.

Financial Aid 101

October 22, 2022 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Speaker(s): INvestEd

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Financial Aid 101

Would you like to learn more about scholarship opportunities for your student? How can you decide on the most appropriate financial aid package at the school of your choice? This workshop will highlight the many components of the college financial process.

HBCU Experience

November 10, 2022 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Speaker(s): HBCU Alumni; panel discussion

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HBCU Experience

Are you interested in attending a Historically Black College/University (HBCU)? Join us for an informative session for both students and parents regarding the value of attending an HBCU! During the workshop, participants will be provided the opportunity to ask a panel about their experiences with attending an HBCU and how these experiences have assisted them in accomplishing their professional goals.

Financial Literacy

December 7, 2022 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Speaker(s): CLD Banking Partner

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Financial Literacy

This workshop will provide information pertaining to managing financial responsibilities as a youth and what steps can be taken to implement a successful start to a lifetime of financial planning and management.